DVV Solutions Reviews

Updated June 16, 2015
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  1. Joining DVV Solutions means you have a black hole in your career

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    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Business Development Manager in Stockport, England (UK)
    Former Employee - Business Development Manager in Stockport, England (UK)

    I worked at DVV Solutions full-time (More than 3 years)

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook

    Pros

    I've made a few friends from the company who I keep in touch regularly

    Cons

    Coming to work everyday can only be described as a prison sentence because the atmosphere that the management gave was one of a dictatorial regime. The company works with some really cool technology vendors but for all the wrong reasons. When the company takes on a vendor, you're encouraged to exploit the vendor account managers for lend then compound the issue further my lying about discounts to the end user to get more margin (you're rewarded with 20% commission on gross profit). This approach is repeated when a new vendor is taken on board until they figure out what's going on and stop the loop. In terms of the end user customer; you're not encouraged to find the best solution to their requirements but instead take advantage of their naivety to maximise margins. When it comes to leaving the company, I would advise that you leave in a position of strength as management have in the past through bitter spite given bad references and in an extreme instance falsely raised allegations of gross misconduct. For proofof this you can ask any of the previous employees via Linkedin who worked there during 2010k

    Advice to Management

    Have an honest and trusting approach with employees. Some may not work out but most will if you give it a chance


  2. Don't be fooled by the lies

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Business Development Manager in Stockport, England (UK)
    Current Employee - Business Development Manager in Stockport, England (UK)

    I have been working at DVV Solutions full-time (More than 3 years)

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook

    Pros

    Since the companies inception to the point I left, the majority of the staff are good and honest people. The commission is above the market rate of 20% of gross margin.

    Cons

    Unfortunately there are far more cons than pros. From the interview you will be told whole bunch of lies such as strong vendor relationships (which for most part don't exist), strong customer base (any customer that you acquire will be then taken on by management therefore no scope to earn further, any previous relationships will not be given to you under any circumstance, as well as this the customer base is limited to transactional business), 20% commission on gross profit (management will do as much as possible to avoid paying this). In terms of personal development, there is very little to no scope in this happening for two reasons; the first is that the company is extremely small (varies from 4 employees to 10) so there is no room for promotion or pay rises. The second reason is that the managment have no desire to develop their employees other than satisfy the companies demand to make a quick buck from a potential customer without adding real value to either the customer or associated vendor. The office environment when management are around is hugely controlling. You won't be allowed to express yourself professionally and the preference is that you are controlled.

    Advice to Management

    Allow the staff the freedom to express their talents instead of satisfying the managements insecurities to control the staff.


  3. Toxic Environment

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    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at DVV Solutions

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook

    Pros

    Initially a very good team of talented and friendly people, albeit they have now mostly moved on.

    Cons

    Perks or benefits practically non existent. No pension, no healthcare, no sick pay for 12 months. Holiday allowance low compared to average. No real opportunities to develop professionally as heavily focussed on selling whatever is perceived to be profitable in any given week. In my opinion this was indicative of a general lack of vision or strategy. Training likely to be limited to product vendor courses, the cost of which you will be required to pay when you resign, including associated expenses.

    Advice to Management

    Management would be well advised to end the practices of using intimidation and secrecy to 'control' their employees. Nurture and benefit from talent and creativity rather than being scared by those capable of independent thought. Encourage an open and productive working environment, rather than one of back-covering and negativity.


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  5. Not the greatest

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    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at DVV Solutions

    Doesn't Recommend
    Doesn't Recommend

    Pros

    Cant think of any apart from some of the other staff are friendly and helpful.

    Cons

    You dont get apparaisals, salary reviews, increases.



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